Concealed Weapon Permit – Procedure
Eligible citizens shall make formal requests in writing to the Sheriff . If good cause exists for the issuance of a concealed weapon’s permit, applicants will be scheduled to meet with the Sheriff or his designee. If consideration is granted, the applicant will be required to file a Concealed Weapon’s Permit application. Click here to download the CA CCW Application. The applicant must complete the application in its entirety and elaborate extensively as to the reasons why the permit is desired. The applicant shall return the completed application and a signed copy of the Rules and Regulations governing the permit to the Sheriff. At this time, the applicant will pay by check all fees in accordance with the listed pay schedule.
Written notice will be given to the applicant indicating that the permit must be approved or denied with in 90 days of receiving the application or within 30 days after we receive the applicant’s criminal background check from the Department of Justice, whichever is later.
Upon submission, the application will be reviewed for completeness and given to the Investigations Bureau for background investigation and analysis for suitability. investigations will determine if the applicant is of good moral character, if good cause exists for issuance, and if the applicant is a resident of San Benito County. If the applicant is accepted he or she will be required to make an appointment with the San Benito County Jail to have two sets of fingerprints taken.
The background investigation will consist of, but not limited to, a DMV check, Criminal History check, Wanted Person’s system check which includes restraining order information, San Benito County Sheriff’s files, and contact with the applicant’s family, relatives, friends, associates and employer. Upon completion of the applicant’s background check, Investigations will make a recommendation to the Sheriff as to the applicant’s suitability to be issued a concealed weapon’s permit and that all requirements have been met for the issuance of said permit.
Upon review by the Sheriff, the applicant will be notified in writing whether the CCW permit was approved or denied in accordance with the tme restrictions mentioned above. Prior to issuance of the CCW permit, the applicant must attend and successfully complete an 8 hour training and gun safety course.
Permitees wishing to renew his or her license need not complete an initial application form but must send a letter of intent to renew his or her permit. When renewing permits, a background check must be completed and all appropriate fees paid. The renewing applicant must also attend 4 hours of range training to show proof of his or her proficiency.
- Business (90 days) $78.00
- Regular (2 year) $100.00
- Judicial (3 year) $122.00
- Reserve (4 year) $144.00
- Business (90 days) $30.00
- Regular (2 year) $52.00
- Judicial (3 year) $74.00
- Reserve (4 year) $96.00
Additional Fees: The Sheriff’s Office Processing/Training Fee is $240.